We’ve been helping schools, colleges and universities (including Apple Distinguished Schools, Regional Training Centres and Lighthouse schools) up and down the UK implement Apple in their teaching and learning for years. We’ll work with you to plan and develop a strategy and vision for your deployment, whether you’re a single institution or part of a large trust, working closely with leadership teams to ensure you achieve your academic goals by leveraging the technology and resources available.
As well as all the Mac computers, iPad devices and essential accessories, Apple TV and all the solutions you need to get up and running, we provide services to help you get the most from Apple, including training, our free e7 iPad trial scheme and leasing options.
Mac in the classroom
Easy to use and durable, Apple’s computers are perfect for the classroom. The MacBook range are perfectly portable, making them great for use around the school, while the desktop range, including the all-in-one iMac, let you and students power through video and design work.
Great for music and video
All the tools you need to start making lessons more creative, including GarageBand for music, iMovie for video, Pages for word processing, iBook Author for creating interactive iBooks.
Long life and environmentally friendly
As well as being made from high quality (and sturdy) materials that offer incredible longevity and are perfect for the classroom, Mac computers are energy-efficient and environmentally-friendly.
Education-friendly operating system
Mac computers are packed with features that make them ideal for education, like intuitive multitouch controls, mirroring to screens using AirPlay and iCloud backup.
Some of the accessibility features include voice dictation for students who struggle to type, and VoiceOver which describes what’s on-screen for those with visual impairments.
Compatible with your IT
Mac is well at home on Windows servers, so will work with your existing IT infrastructure. You can even run Windows on Mac using the built-in Boot Camp function if you need to.
Our Mac schools are seeing: Uplifts in engagement; decreased disruptive behaviour; increased independent learning; increased collaboration.
New Mac media suites at Lyndon School
When Lyndon School were updating their media suite, we helped them add new Mac computers to the setup, and they now have access to the latest creative kit, and a reliable backup system.
“We are all very happy with the results; the new Macs are in constant use and the system works really well. We will definitely be contacting Jigsaw24 for any future consultancy we need at Lyndon.”
Olan Adeyemi, ICT Manager, Lyndon School
What can we do?
Get all set up – We can help with installation.
We have a team of accredited engineers and project managers whose job it is to set up your IT at a time that suits you. They’ll make sure you’re up and running with the minimum disruption to your school.
Get with the programme – Our e7 iPad scheme.
The UK’s leading iPad deployment scheme, including pilot programme, CPD training and 1:1 rollout services.
Get expert advice – Ask us about our consultancy.
Our team have spent years working within the creative industries, and can design you a bespoke ICT solution based around industry-standard kit. Along with their technical skills, they have a knack for translating IT technician speak for teachers.
Get the full package – our Mac and iPad bundles.
We offer some great Mac computer and iPad bundles for class sets, including all the essential accessories you need to get up and running, like lockable trolleys and more.
Get Mac working with PCs – Ask us about our integration services.
If you’re worried about getting Mac working with your existing PC network, we can tackle any integration issue that you throw at us, from helping you control Mac suites using Windows servers to setting up virtual Windows desktops on Mac machines.
Get staff up to speed – Come to us for CPD training.
We can provide Apple-accredited training for teachers, tech staff and end users, as well as CPD training to help teachers get the most from Mac and iPad in the curriculum.
Creative Edu Spring/Summer 2016 issue